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Old 03-12-2009, 02:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link NOS. Def gonna give it a looksie.

SERIOUSLY considering getting a Dell 2408WFP, and holding off on the second HD4870 till next months rent comes in..... HOPING to get a discount on it through work, but no idea if I can.
Dell 24" Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
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Okie Dokie... Found out that I DO get a discount through work, 7%, which isn't bad when we are taking $500+

Right now, there are really only 2 contenders for my new monitor. It will DEF be a Dell monitor, but it will be either:

Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP - $642 shipped
Panel Size:
24" / 24"
Panel Type:
VA - Vertical alignment
Maximum Resolution:
1920 x 1200
Contrast Ratio:
1300:1 (typical)
Brightness:
400cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time:
6 ms (gray to gray) typical
Viewing Angle:
178 / 178 (typical)
Color Support:
16.7 million colors; 110% color gamut
Pixel Pitch:
0.270 mm



Dell UltraSharp 2709W - $668.32 shipped

Panel Size:
27" / 27"
Panel Type:
VA - Vertical alignment
Maximum Resolution:
1920 x 1200
Contrast Ratio:
3000:1 (dynamic) typical
Brightness:
400cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time:
6 ms (gray to gray) typical
Viewing Angle:
178 / 178 (typical)
Color Support:
1.07 billion colors; 110% color gamut
Pixel Pitch:
0.303 mm
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Both good panels. I would take the 27"
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I love Dell monitors so much... I want to take one behind the school and get it pregnant. (thx 30 rock quote)
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My wonderful girlfriend is going to be ordering it for me (with my money of course)... She ALSO gets Dell discounts through work, and she IS able to get a $40ish dollar discount on the 2709W. Strangely enough, it only works out to $20ish discount, because she has to pay $19.99 for shipping, whereas It was coming with free shipping for me. Still a little cheaper for her though.
I am going to be searching far and wide for a coupon code for this too. I HAVE the money, but the more I can save, the more I can put towards another XFX HD 4870.

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Ethereal did you check Dell's refurb department?

Dell Factory Outlet

30" Dell ultrasharp for $800 or 27" for $500
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Thanks for the link man! I JUST orderd the monitor though. $615.19 shipped. I looked at the re-furb 2709w's, and they are $599 refurb, but I got my new one for that, WOO HOO!!

Unit price on NEW 2709W is $579...
NORMAL price on the 2709W is $849, but there is now a $270 instant savings, up from $220 last week.

I can't WAIT till the 2709W gets here. Man, could have used that $615 for other stuff though.... NAHHH!
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Nice. Thats a sick monitor. I think monitors are the most overlooked part of any build. Gaming and/or movies should be sweet. Enjoy it!
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Thanks man. I will have to post up some pics when it gets here, and when I FINALLY get my office cleaned.
I would have to agree with you on the monitor being overlooked. ****, when I made my first post, I wasn't even AWARE that there were different TYPES of LCD panels. I thought they were all one in the same, the higher prices buying name brands, and bettern construction. I would have to say that a close 2nd place would be the PSU.
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